How To Normalize Loud Sounds While Using Headphones In iOS 16

We all know that listening to really loud sounds will have an effect on our hearing, not to mention it’s annoying to press the volume rocker just to turn the sound down. Apple has already thought of it, that’s why it included a feature in iOS 16 (and previous versions as well) that will limit the maximum sound your device can play. 

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If what you’re listening to goes beyond the threshold, your iPhone will automatically lower it down to the limit. So if you frequently listen through your headphones, it’s better to take advantage of this feature. After all, it’s not complicated to set up or enable. 

Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Go back to the Home screen and tap Settings.

    This will open the main settings screen where you can change some features in your iPhone.

  2. Scroll down a bit to find Sounds & Haptics and once found, tap on it.

    This menu has several options to choose from and it will let you change the sound of your device. 

  3. Tap Headphone Safety.

    It’s the first option at the top of the screen. 

  4. Tap the switch next to Reduce Loud Sounds to enable it.

    When enabled, your iPhone can analyze the headphone audio and reduce any sound that is over the set decibel level. 

  5. Drag the slider to the right or to the left to set the level.

    We suggest you set it to just 75 decibels, which is the lowest setting. All sounds will still be clear and loud enough. 

  6. You may also tap the switch next to Headphone Notifications to enable it.

    When enabled, your iPhone will measure the headphone audio levels and when you exceed the recommended 7-day limit, a notification is sent and the volume is turned down. 

  • iPhone 14
  • iOS 16

This feature can help protect your hearing as well so better take advantage of it. After all, you can easily disable it if it doesn’t do that much in the future. 

But as far as normalizing the sounds in your iPhone is concerned, that’s how it’s done. 

We hope this guide can help you.

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